>I am a new helicoptor owner and do not get much flight time.
>Would a simulator really help.
Get a sim, they are well worth the money. I started flying a heli with a
sim, it saved me hundreds of dollars in parts. I've been flying a heli for 2
years now and have not crashed once!!! I do all my crashing on the sim. If I
feel unconfortable doing a maneuver, with real thing or want to try something
completely off the wall, I go to the sim and practice, practice, practice.
Besides, if you do crash the "real thing" you can still keep on flying
while you're waiting for parts. :)